Digital Library Federation Aquifer Director
Digital Library Federation
This session will provide a snapshot of the services now available through DLF Aquifer’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded American Social History Online project, including a new Web-services portal that integrates with Zotero. The tool was designed with search engine optimization in mind and takes advantage of “asset actions” to represent distributed collections as if they were one. In addition to direct services to the scholar, Aquifer is committed to modeling distributed, network-based, collaborative solutions to share with the community. American Social History Online is being built by a geographically distributed team with open source software using an agile development method adapted from industry for the academic environment.
Attendees will learn about the processes in place for development, evaluation and assessment as well as how to contribute collections and why contributing collections makes sense. The session will conclude by describing the next phases of the project, including an open source federated search solution that will integrate American Social History Online content with licensed commercial content and a Sakai integration that will enable content to be annotated and saved, using Sakai tools.
Handout (MS Word)